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president mohamed morsi. president obama tonight appears to be assuming role of the great appeaser in the middle east. in northern africa and south asia, willing, it seems, to negotiate american interests and the interests of our allies with the taliban to in some interests directly affiliated with groups in al qaeda and muslim brotherhood for a significant if not dominant role in the egyptian government. we'll be exploring throughout the region the degree to which the obama foreign policy is responsible and whether this administration cannot successfully play a struktive role in support of egypt's secular military and in the shaping of a new democratic government with or without the muslim brotherhood and any forthcoming governing coalition. our foreign policy expert will also take on the issue of why mr. obama wants the muslim brotherhood's participation despite the objections of the secular military and other elements of the egyptian governing coalition. this is where things stand tonight in egypt. the interim government came into power after the removal of mohamed morsi, an dev
,. >>> good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. barack obama as senator and candidate often mocked the foreign policy of president george w. bush. but as president himself, obama cannot escape his mounting foreign policy folies and he and his administration and the american people are now bearing the embarssing consequences.% . former egyptian president hosni mubarak, president obama helped force him from power more than two years ago, today was ordered to be released from prison by an egyptian court. to be released within 48 hours. mubarak's release is another slap in the face for mr. obama. it follows the ouster of the muslim brotherhood from power and mr. obama's president of choice, mohamed morsi. the violent and deadly clashes between the military-run government and muslim brotherhood and, in fact, -- have backed protest to the wall and they are responding. continuing with violence and all likelihood this friday wn morsi supporters reportedly will conduct what tey call a day of martyrs. and no relief for president obama in syria either. assad opposition forces claiming
citizens and u.s.ersonnel. although the obama administration to them a clear there would prefer that i use a different wordd here is state department spokesperson quibbli with the press over the use of the word evacuate and insist the teeseven system and is planning with the obama administration sees on a cigna -- as a significant of its maturing in ecuation and with the adnistration is now calling and ordered departure. >> cl with the use of the word evacuate. >> it's a technical term. >> is it? i think it is i nontechnical term. ordered departure is the technical term. so if you -- >> if y look up in the dictionary definition. >> what would you call if you are suddenly told you have to leave and a plan is flawed man. forced to get on and leave. >> and ordered departure. lou: the etymological nonsense did not end there. keep all the warnings to american citizens not to travel to yemen and to those there to leave immediately to the nothing more than a travel advisory and the obama administration shows to update it this very morning. declaring that advisory has been in effect for 11 years,
house ordered abroad evacuation of american citizens and u.s. personnel although the obama is administration in today made it clear they would prefer that i use a different word than evacuation. here is the state department spokesperson quibbling with the press over the use of the word evacuates and insisting on explaining what the obama ed ministrations sees as a significant difference between the evacuation and what the administration is now calling the ordered departure. >> i am curious what your quibbling with the word evacuate? >> it is a technical term. >> is a non technical term. >> i think you are looking at then dictionary. >> what would you call if you were told you have to leave and they force it o the plane? >> it is called the order departure that arabs live in the arabian peninsula that despite the claims they had decimated al qaeda and other regions. >> i would point to a couple of things. the leadership of the al qaeda core has been weakened , decimated. pointing you to the president's speech just a few months ago where he talked about that on a path to defe
a great weekend. ♪ lou: thank you for being with us, president obama's middle east policies are no more coherent tonight than two and a half years ago when he insisted on mubarak's departure from power. the administration's lack of a clear foreign policy objetive in eggpt dpled to the overthrow of mubarak. the muslim brotherhood's asession to power, and now the secular military's removal of egyptian president morsi and the violent and deadly clashes between security forces and morsi supporters that have followed. the white house, again today refused to exj -- acknowledge whether they will continue to send ai to the egyptian government and mill their that reportely killed hundreds since the beginning of last week, and pro-morsi demonstrators are blamed for the death of dozens of police, security forces, and christians who blame the muslim brotherhood for the torching, looting, and destructn of as many as 40 coptic christian churches. he's been in prison for two years, and proximate result cleareddhim of a corruption chge, the former president's release stoking fears the muslim brotherhoo
mow logical wonderland for the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence con trucks than to capture a killing of terrorists. washington -- while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to radical islamists and the war on terror. anfor all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run today proved wrong yet again. you are looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovere an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, to fire on foreign embassies, to seize -- news of the foiled plot breaking as the united states is stping up its drone attacks there. killing at least seven al qaeda terrorists in the southern part of the country. in the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities and 16 countries still acted tonight with no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department spokesperson jen saki on the closings and the erts. >> our embassy remains closed. we're continuing to evaluate all information on a daily basis. but b
crime sentences, obama white house ordered federal prosecutors to revmp statut to help shield certain drug offensers from the mandatory sentences without congressional approval, here is attorney general holder today speaking before the american bar association. >> i have to today mandated a modifition of the justice department charges policy so certain low-level, nonviolent drug aend toers wits offensers o drug cartels or gangs. lou: how will our attorney general fine drug offenders who use drugs that have not beenn@ provided by as he put it large scale organizations, gangs and cartels. does not their useie them to those trial organizations and enterprises? this administration displaying in some cases utter disregard for legislative process with which to changeaw, last month president suspended mandate portion of his signature healthcare l, and defied congress, and dared congress to stop him, say, i'm not concerned about their opinions, very few of them by the way are lawyers much less constitutiol lawyers issu as i noted them a third of the house are lyerslmost half in the senate. bu
tomorrow. lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. nowhere is president obama's foreign-policy are obviously confused than contradictory of egypt. what could be more confounding than the administration's apparent support for not only the secular military, but its embrace at the same time of a muslim brotherhood with israel and western civilization itself. president obama today addressing the violence and deadly clashes between the egyptian military and supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi. a battle that has claimed the lives of more than 600 people over the past few days and injured more than 4000. president obama scolded the egyptian military today, saying that traditional cooperation with egypt cannot continue as civilians continue to be slaughtered before claiming to be neutral in the conflict. >> we do not take sides with any particular party. or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt. to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actions for what has gone wrong. we have been blamed by supporters of mohammed morsi and we have
joining us. have a great night. >> good evening thank you for being with us president obama and italy's policies are no more coherent united to and a half years ago when he insisted on an mubarak departure from power there clear lack of policy led to his overthrow the muslim brotherhood ascension to power in now and the secular military removal of the egyptian military removal of mohammad morsi and now the deadly clash between security forces and morsi supporters. the white house again today refused to make knowledge whether they will continue to send a to the egyptian government and military that has reportedly killed hundreds of morsi demonstrators since last week but those questions that play in the muslim brotherhood for the torching , looting and destruction with those churches and josh ernest told the white house press corps today that a decision on aid to egypt has been set aside to contrast the white house position at two years ago when mubarak was in power president obama himself for in the end to cut off a billion and a half dollars of aid if his government did not
thank you so much peer being with us, i am lori rothman in for lou dobbs. >> obama administration making its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questions remain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee to investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs law takes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense secretary saying, that the u.k. will not tak
you for being with us. barack obama often mocks the foreign policy of president george w. bush. as president himself obama cannot escape his mounting foreign policy flies. and he and his administration and the american people are now bearing the embarrassing consequences. former egyptian president, president obama held for some from power more than two years ago. to the was ordered to be released from prison. he is to be released within 48 hours. his release is another slap in the face for mr. obama. follows the ouster of the muslim brotherhood from power and mr. obama's president of choice. the violence and deadly clashes between the military-run vernment and the muslim brotherhood and the protesters are now responding. continuing with violence in all likelihood this friday when supporters reportedly will conduct what they call a day of martyrs. and no relief for president obama in syria either. opposition forces climbing more than 1,000 civilians were killed in chemical gas attacks earlier today on the outskirts of damascus. the alleged attacks come exactly one year and one d
president obama first call for the syrian president to go to although today white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action is not to drive the dictator from power. >> what we are considering -- considering is not about regime change responding to clear violation of the international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> leading republicans to demand what the mission is. >> i hope it is not putting in some cruise missiles. he interoffice railing against the unilateralism against bush and cheney as the boston globe gave written questions one focused if the president could call my rig without authorization from congress. senator obama said the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. >> candidate obama said in actual or imminent threat. do believe that exist right now to the united states? >> i believe absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a respo
his predict. >> good evening, i am lori roth man in for lou dobbs, president obama making silence on what his administration plans to do in response to syrian regime chemical weapon attack, president obama say he has not made a decision on a military strike but he had this to say to those opposed to taking action. on program bs about an hour -- pbs about an hour ago. >> we can take limited tailored approached not getting drawn into a long conflict, if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we -- stay stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long-term, may have a positive impact on sense that chemical weapons are not used again on 99 civilians. lori: white house will brief members tomorrow on the actions it may take. lieutenant colonial bill cowen is a marine, and fox news analyst. we will join us in moments. >> and washington, other big story of day, thousands descending on the national mall to commemorate 50th anniversary of dr. king jr. and his landmark i have a dream speech. we will have full analysis, with fox ne
in 16 countries across the middle east and all ordered closed by the obama administration. the obama foreign policy effectively closed for business in the middle east. citing threats from the terrorist groups that the president once declared to be on the run repeatedly during his campaign for reelection. the obama administration ordered the closing of those 19 embassies and consulates throughout the middle east for at least the rest of the week. and that is based on what lawmakers and administration sources are calling increased on-line chatter amongst al qaeda and it al qaeda affiliated groups. fox news confirming tonight that enter subject conversations between al qaeda had and his counterpart in yemen led to these closures. thanks to the president's spokesperson, those terrorist groups now know the administration's timetable for reopeeing the closed outposts. >> our current affirmation suggests that al qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks in the region and beyond . and our information suggests that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks between
the time. lou: confident in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line. the obama administration and responded. until a few moments later when she offered up this blatant contradiction. >> we still believe that they don't have the capability to use chemical weapons. that is not changed. again, looking into the facts on the ground. there's no reason if there is nothing to hide for the regime not to let the investigative team and. lou: what is going on? the statements tested department is not seem to know either way. president obama announced after that he has directed intelligence agencies to find out what happened. again, joining us now, fox news military analyst. let's turn first if we make to this confusing series of remarks by the state department in which they have one moment have a knowledge that they believe there is chemical weapons available to the president, he has used them and within moments the spokesperson saying that they don't know whether he has them and doubt that he does. even as the president says he is a signing that question to our intelligence
being with us, you are looking at president obama today, president obama choosing toot answer any questions on russian president putin. and the administration's consolation of a one-on-one meeting between the leaders next month -- cancellation of the meeting, president'sress secretary had a lot to say about president putin, russian leadership and without any awareness of irony what so ever, the important work that united states and russia should be undertaking. jay carney, highlighting how important engagement with russia is for the united states on a number of issues, despite cancelling the meeting with the man that white hou deems so critical to the resolution of those issues, carney at times used language that it was difficult to always understand his mning..@ >> we had a lot of fish to fry if you will with the russian, we have a lot of issues to engages withth the russians over. the president is disappointed as he sd, and i said, by the decision that russian madeot to return mr. snowden to the uned states. lou: carney confirmeded that putin's asylum approval for snowden provok
who to pick and choose presidt obama has quarterbacked the most massive run around the constitution at the federal level. he is trying to take cdit for it and is obviously unconcerned with the violation of our civil liberties would just keep coming. it admits giving secrets from the nsa, they dmitted that this morning. in response to a query from fox news. neil: judge, thank you so much. a deadly silence today. is this high-tech millionaire is this high-tech millionaire already making [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing. like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. ah. [ male announcer ] ...office space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this wkend? no. [ male announcer ] share more. save more. at&t mobile share for business. ♪ do you mind grabbing my
majority of them are part-time. can we take the war on success. avalanche of new regulations and obama care. more young americans are living at home. are you ready for the new normal under the obama administration? "varney & company" is about to begin. you know throughout history, folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. but getting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first plac [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >> we've got a terrorist threat update. at least 19 embassies and consulates will remain closed through saturday and that's due to what the state department calls significant and detailed ip tell against of possible terror attacks. and so far clues are pointing to al qaeda. congress is tooting its own horn for passing a bill that will cut the student loans and get this, the low rate only applies to students borrowing 5,500. or borrowing at 6.4%. and the estimates that the government will generate 51 billion in revenues and these are profits from stude
of president obama. because he is the one that said, and also signed several pieces of legislation that has repealed or replaced . >> i know what you are saying, i guess what i'm getting at, you are right there is another way that it is president bringing on shut down, but speaker and other main treatment republicans, if you will, said it will be on republicans could and look like last government shut down, they will get the blame. >> you see, that is the politics of it i will be honest and clear. that is such a phase willure of leadership -- that is such a failure of leadership. like what i just did, you know, i was born and raised in georgia went to university of tennessee i am not some harvard educated gent els -- gentlemen, but if ie explain it, why can't house leader explain it just as well, let's get away from the i'm going to get blamed, stop reading new york times and wash post and worry about the politics. i disagree with people who say you should let it go through, and let the american people suffer then allow them to come screaming, i say, a leader would never allow the american
, repeat, decline in median income in the obama years. averaging income down even more, and there's more on that. two big-name employers cut health care coverage because of obamacare. do you remember that promise, you could keep the coverage you like, not happening. today, the president starts a bus tour, speaking to friendly college audiences. he'll push a free ride for college students, funded in part by taxpayers. that is the theme of the show today. the middle class, struggling big time and getting more of the same from the president. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using active trader pro today. >> 11:15 eastern this morning. mark that time. president obama will make his pitch to the middle class. his bus tour of college campuses in new york and pennsylvania will start today. here is the talking points. more of the same. tax and spend policies, but here is the reality. since the president took office, unemploy
headline, the committee uses government numbers to show part-time work dominates the obama economy. the household survey says, seven of eight jobs created are part-time. opposite is president obama who will speak on the success of his economic policies. and speaking in phoenix where home prices have risen sharply and his support for home buying. and jeff bezos, stepping forward as the top ceo. the question, is he the next steve jobs? "varney & company" is about to begin. >> president obama in phoenix today. is going to take a victory lap on the country's real estate recovery, but he wants more. here is his plan. help families save up to 3000 a year by refinancing. cut red tape so responsible buyers can get a mortgage. wind down fannie and freddie and the housing recovery. this fits president obama's theme, i am helping the middle class, it's the republicans' faulty can't do more. however, the president is struggling with that message. i've got one negative item on the economy this morning, actually several, but here is the big one. part-time workers dominate the jobs scene. new nu
swept up by the nsa in deciding who to pick and choose president obama has quarterbacked the most massive run around the constitution at the federal level. he is trying to take credit for it and is obviously unconcerned with the violation of our civil liberties would just keep coming. it admits giving secrets from the nsa, they admitted that this morning. in response to a query from fox news. neil: judge, thank you so much. a deadly silence today. is this high-tech millionaire already making history? arth's f? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you ys! a with double miles you can actuay use, you never miss the fun. beardrowing contest and go! ♪ win! what's in your wallet? win! a quarter llioion tweeters is beare tweeting. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hp built a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonst. and it's giving the internet the room it n
% of those surveyed say president obama's recent economic speeches offer nothing new. result of that? 52% of that say they disapprove of the job president obama is doing, and get this, 74% say we rely too much on the government, food stamps, welfare, saying it's too easy to get government handouts. new polls. the numbers suggest the country has a negative view of the president's performance, and his economic agenda. however, investors clearly do not have a negative view of tesla, the electric car company. they sold more cars than all the oh-so-clever analysts expected, and tesla is expanding with a backlog of orders, and look at this, the stock up big, 10-12% of the opening bell. it's not the only stock up. a higher open in a couple minutes, but firsts though, there's this. three winning powerball tickets sold, two in new jersey, one in minnesota. they will split a $448 million jackpot, no identity on the winners yet, but one thing's for sure. they all pay a huge chunk of the prize up front in tax. more on that later in the hourment i'm going to call government lotteries a lousy deal. sh
this administration is going to cave to the recent union demands for obama care changes? he's coming up, top of the hour. a big question on obama care. two people on this show this week said, we're going to have a double dip in the real estate market. team investment's tonya is with us from phoenix. you don't believe that and don't see a dip in the real estate market. but do you see a pause where prices stop going up? >> i see steadying. here are the facts when it comes to the real estate market. prices are still 23% off the peak from 2006. pending home sales, although they were down this month, are up 6.7% from last year. when you look at these facts. credit is it loosening. and that's going to bring the regional banks back to life where first time home buyers can get back in. it's still more expensive to rent than to buy. there is not going to be a double-dip recession and we have a lot of products that haven't hit the market that needs to. this is a stable real estate market and these bumps, not head wind that we're seeing, are good because it means there's checks and balances. stuart: i'
. as it is revealed that the obama administration has quietly delayed another major provision of the federal health care overhaul. so quietly one might think the obama administration has been hiding that dey from the media and from the american people. the obama white house forgoing a mandatory cap on insunce company deductibles. the obam administration, as a result, will not putthe limit on the out-of-pocket st for individuals until they now say 2015. health and human services has given insurance providers the go-ahead to charge whatever they want. this was contained in a february department of labor regulatory report without comment likmuch of the heah care law, it has been dellyed by the president. listening to kathleen sebelius earlier today, you would've thought that the obamacare rollout is going smoothly that her department was simply flawless in execution. >> we are implementing the law. we call it the law. not a political discussion. it is really the law of the land. i think that it is our job to make sure that people are aware of what coming. aware of the benefits. lou: typically these a
, regulations running rampant. president obama using regulations as the strong arm for is a ministration. the amount of regulatory rules finalized in his first term lag behind that of president george w. bush's first term with nearly 12% fewer rules. president obama's rahman comes with a heavy price tag. 186 of his roles finalize his first term were deemed economically significant. that means that each rules annual economic impact is more than $100 million. the cost which blows the '81 economically significant roles in of the water. with more on this, editorial board member of the wall street journal. thank you for being with this. the count the shows the presence of oz first term had fewer regulations. it's askew. there are time coming up that just aren't quite final. >> that's exactly right. those to make a loss to the amount of regulatory burde you're talking about thousands or perhaps even tens of thousands of new pages of regulations. those are the big when it comes to new regulations, let's not forget, the climate change agenda, the apa. this is the fact that will be defined not by
. don't we love him for it? thank you so much. no pow wow with putin. president obama has yet to sit down with the president while attending the g20 summit in the country. a california city testing a fix for underwater mortgages, imminent domain. you can't make it up. it's a battle royale with the banks landing in court. medical information exposed. the rush to implement obamacare put sensitive records at risk. see it to believe it. the manning brothers rapping their way through a new commercial for direct tv. literally rapping. ridiculous. we'll show it to you anyway. all that and so much more this hour on "markets now." ♪ >> stocks down, worrying about a pull back from the federal reserve. is this what the month will be like? adam, answer me that. >> there's been a lot of people who have been talking about a four to 8% pull back, a correction. who is winning and losing? the s&p down ten points, dow down 70 points, but leading the charge on the dow, at least some to the positive. united technologies, chevron, merck, they are up now, but the big losers on the dow this morning, disn
, that discussion has intensified over the past year, and may pick up from here. officials briefed president obama. and mary jo white of push new standards are trading systems, today's interrupttion in trading of nonetheless serious, and should reinforce our collective commitment to addressing technological vulnerabilities, and jack lew, ensured market stability said he has been updated throughout the day. >> we've been aggressive on the cyber security front. promoting public private partisan to make sure that -- partnership to make sure information sharing. and mediation methods are understand and deployable, sometimes there are system failures where machines break and they need to be fixed and up and running. >> fbi and congressional staffers were also monitors the trading halt. we had a number of hearings when it came to the flash crash a couple years ago. neil: better to call it a flash freeze than a flash crash. very good rich thank you. >> after the halt, get ready for the hit, damage to market confidence takes a longer time to come back. to nyse managing director. on what all exchange the m
and air power now positioned for action. expect a move in oil, gold, and stocks if president obama orders military intervention. syria's assad says, you will fail. the rim fire around yosemite rages on in california. san francisco had to buy power from plants fueled by natural gas. environmentalists not happy. donald trump is not happy, new york attorney general filed suit calling his university misleading. it is extortion, says trump. all right, everybody, what do you think about this? miley cyrus at the music awards? horror -- here we come. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >> we start with this. in syria, the gassing of men, women and children last week has pr the obama administration. americans forces have moved closer. four navy warships off coast of western syria, attack planning has been wrapped up. the opposition cl
the question we must all be asking is what will we do? let me emphasize, president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations and we have great respect for the brave inspectors who in toward regime, gunfire and obstructions to their investigation, but as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who use these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the u.n. investigation. they will only of term whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know. and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action through the urine -- the un security council the un cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. so let me be clear, we will continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time line is based on our values and our interests. we
] lasting freshness. >> let's kick off the show with breaking news. the ap reports that president obama is canceling his meeting with russian president putin over tensions because of the nsa leaker edward snowden. russia granted snowden one year temporary asylum last week. we didn't like it, the meeting off. let's get the policy, president obama's plan to keep the hougs recovery going, here it is, winding down the role of fannie and freddie and give private banks a bigger role in lending. he wants more loans for credit buyers and exert more control over the bank telling them what to do. if things go wrong, the taxpayer will still have to back the housing industry. social engineering like we had ten years ago, yes, say the critics. others support it. but remember this, do you remember this from a few weeks back, the government is using census data for a fair housing rule. they're making a racial map of every neighborhood in america, grabbing demographic data to make sure there is no inequality. special engineering and housing back at the top of the president's agenda. let's get to the ma
. lou: confident in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line and that the obama administration has responded until a few moments later when she offered up ts blatant contradiction. >> we still believe that they don'tthave the capability to use chemical weapons. that has not changed. again,e're looking into the facts on the ground. there is no reason if there is nothing to hide for the regime not to let the investigative team and. lou: what is going on? the state department does not seem to know either way. thankfully president obama announced after that he has directed intelligence agencies to find out what is happened again. administration sources on the president's confirmed his directive to the intelligence community to investigate claims. the president making stops tod at the state university of buffalo and in a high-school in syracuse. both and upstate new york. what his administration has billed as a fun and informative coegbus tour, highlighting his new plan to tie federal student aid to federal assessments of college performance, trying to tie it all into
, and if it happens, they scale back even more like what we see under obama care, another layer to the issue here. >> those who already pay more than the wage now, the fear is what? >> the workers who are striking for more money, their jobs, their hours, they get cut. >> okay. neil: i have a property tester on the phone. terrance, i don't know if you heard arguments that might make you pause in the rush to see the minimum wage doubled, what do you think? >> i think the franchise say the cost of all funnel to the customers, it should be the parent customers working with the franchises to work on their prices and how is not to funnel cost to customers to give us a livable wage. neil: even if you do that, terrance, do you think there's enough switching on the top, you know, shifting things over, you know, as they pass along some of the savings to the franchises that that's going to be enough to pay for doubling minimum wage. >> caller: it's enough to pay workers better. neil: maybe better, i'll take a leap and say "maybe better," i don't know if it's better for companies longer term, but better is v
count them out of the syria coalition. forget whether president obama has to do this one solo, ask why. in 2011 he helped marshall 21 countries to go after qaddafi. now should we go after assad? it has not even been over two years and nobody has our back as we try to cover theirs? what does that say about us? the russian president who toys with us over a spy who wants we want back but he will not give back. and a military which we have given millions reinvesting its interest with us. a saudi government assuring egypt they have their back in case the money stops flowing from us. the chinese government blasting our debt and investing less in us. a german chancellor who mocks our ways. a french prime minister who mocks us for being inconsistent. canadians who say we have abandoned them on a pipeline and we wonder why our coalition looks like a pipe dream. maybe it is because we're out of ideas, maybe it is because were out of excuses, maybe it is because we're out of money. i don't know. beggars cannot be choosers but they can be losers. i hate to break it to you, we look like losers. una
and information to prepare. president obama does not need the approval of congress to strike. he may want to consult congress. president does not need to go to congress and less he really wants a declaration of war or it will be a prolonged military operation. connell: they basically tipped their hands and some ways but what they want to do in syria. what does that tell you about the goals and what does it tell you about what it would like to accomplish? >> it tells us this is more about pageantry. we are not seeing a real strategy, not a military strategy, not even an object this. which fashion do we want to prevail in syria? it seems like the obama administration has gotten tired of the chorus. connell: it brings us to another point. what are the ramifications of that action? we talk about the economy and how it affects the financial market. israel certainly is concerned. is there this element of cyber warfare? you basically called it saying this army would either retaliate or get out ahead of it. will we see more of this? >> i would expect to see that. assad has a tremendously capable
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